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Gender Identity: Transgender Dad Features

Updated May 25 Trevor MacDonald, Winnipeg, Canada Gender identity, toddler nursing, and good friends I can hardly believe I’ve been nursing my child for 23 months. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to breastfeed at all—during my pregnancy, most people told me it wouldn’t be possible. When my son, Jacob, was born, we took it one feeding at a time, and here we...

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Triathlete Breastfeeding Mom Mothers' Stories

Meghan Gebke, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA   My mom has been a La Leche League Leader for almost 30 years. She breastfed all four of her children, practiced baby-led weaning, baby wearing, and a peaceful way of parenting. Breastfeeding has always been normal for me. I grew up seeing breastfeeding mothers, babies, and toddlers around me all the time, so I knew that I would breastfeed my...

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An American in Rome Mothers' Stories

Rachel Simpson, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA Spending time with my family as an American in Rome. In Italy and other parts of the world there exists the “transumanza.” This is the Italian term for the traditional twice-yearly migration of sheep and cows from the highlands to the lowlands, and vice versa. The word literally means “crossing the land.” Each year, for 12 years, give or take, my family...

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A Shout Out for the Mothers: Mother’s Day Poem Mothers' Stories

Alison Jones, Oxford, UK Photo: Teresa Pitman, daughter-in-law Ali (pregnant with Walter), and Dexter by Snap Photo Studio Mother’s Day poem   A Shout Out for the Mothers Give me a shout for all the mothers, biological and others, who do the mothering thing, who feed and nurture and cook and look up everything, to make their right choices, in a cacophony of voices that would...

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Growing in Confidence Mothers' Stories

Britni Means, Oceanside, California, USA   Growing in confidence as I learn to mother. Two mothers’ stories. When I started my breastfeeding journey with my first child, I didn’t know. I didn’t know about cluster feeding. I didn’t know about tongue-ties. I didn’t know that my baby could tell me so much more than the clock about feeding times. When my second child was born...

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